The Month of Mishaps and Tragedy

April is widely regarded as one of the holiest months in the calendar year but so far it has turned out to be the most tragic for untimely deaths in the Spice Isle.

Danel Francis – died in bicycle accident

No less than three persons have met their deaths in trying circumstances.

The community of Mt. Tranquil in St. David was stunned Monday afternoon over the death of a young woman who fell to her death from a bicycle.

28-year old Danel Francis of Mardi Gras, St. George was exercising on her bicycle when she reportedly lost control and stumbled over a precipice.

A police source told this newspaper that the bicycle did not have any brakes on it.

Her face was severely damaged as she fell face down.

The deceased, a former employee at a well-known supermarket, left behind three children of school age.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is also investigating a possible arson/suicide that occurred on Saturday in St. Patrick.

The bicycle was left in ruins after Monday’s accident

Firefighters rushed to the area of Mt. Rich to respond to a call made about a house on fire and upon putting out the blaze discovered the body of a man in the rubbles.

The individual was identified as Mentra Bernard, the resident of the burnt-out house and believed to be in his early sixties.

THE NEW TODAY understands that Bernard was at the centre of a domestic problem involving his sisters over the house.

A source told this newspaper that the matter went to court and after the hearing judgment was handed down the day before the fire against Bernard.




The deceased was given time to vacate the property and to hand over the premises.

It is alleged that the following day after the court case Bernard set the house on fire and drank a poisonous substance.

Police investigations are still continuing to ascertain whether it was actually a suicide.

Another family is mourning the loss of a young lady who took her life last Saturday night at around 8.30 p.m in an area known as Coals Gap in St. David.

Larry-Ann John – found hanging in her room

Dead is 22-year-old Larry-Ann John who was found hanging in her room.

It is understood that John who was the mother of an infant had bought a DVD in St. George’s earlier in the day and took it home to watch the movie along with her mother and boyfriend.

THE NEW TODAY was unable to ascertain the exact type of movie that was purchased.

However, it is alleged that while watching the movie the young lady asked to be excused for five minutes and went inside her room.

John was later found hanging with a noose around her neck.

This newspaper understands that the deceased is believed to be mentally disturbed and had made an earlier attempt to take her own life.

A brief release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force on Monday said: “A post mortem is expected to be done on Tuesday 11th April, 2017 to determine the actual cause of death of twenty-two year old, Larry-Ann John, resident of Coals Gap, St. David.

“John was found in her bedroom hanging by the neck with a piece of rope on Saturday 8th April, 2017 sometime after 8:00 p.m.

“She was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medial Officer.

“Police investigations continue.”

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